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Scouting Notes: AFL Academy vs. Footscray

BRISBANE Lions father-son gun Levi Ashcroft was best on ground as the AFL Academy suffered a 55-point loss to Footscray in its final showcase game for 2024. The Bulldogs, undefeated and leading the VFL ladder, were far too strong for the comparatively patchy Under 18 outfit at Whitten Oval. Ashcroft was typically prolific as a […]

PREVIEW | AFL Academy vs. Footscray Bulldogs

THE AFL Under 18 Academy will step out for the second of its two showcase games on Saturday, taking on Footscray at Whitten Oval. After going down to Coburg by 26 points a fortnight ago, the nation’s brightest group of draft age players faces a daunting task against the VFL’s ladder leader. >> SCROLL for […]

PREVIEW | AFL U18 Academy vs. Coburg VFL

THE NATIONAL Under 18 Academy is set to take on Coburg VFL this Saturday in the first of two annual showcase games for 2024. Consisting of 29 2006-born draft eligible players, the squad is a collection of this year’s top prospects from around the country. >> SCROLL for the full squad & predicted lineup A […]

PREVIEW | 2024 Coates Talent League: GWV Rebels

GREATER Western Victoria (GWV) Rebels boast one of the Coates Talent League’s strongest squads in 2024. Despite likely missing a few of their top prospects to start the season, the Rebels are ready to hit the ground running after a program restructure, according to head coach David Loader. >> Preseason Q&A: Sam Lalor (GWV Rebels) […]

Q&A: Sam Lalor (GWV Rebels)

GREATER Western Victoria (GWV) prospect Sam Lalor is a talented dual-sportsman. He currently plays school cricket alongside Under 19 World Cup winner Oliver Peake at Geelong Grammar, and is part of the esteemed AFL Academy as one of this year’s brightest draft prospects. The midfield bull has drawn comparisons to Dustin Martin for his power […]

PROFILED | 2024 Vic Country Talent Hub

THE 2024 Vic Country summer training squad was announced last week, with 23 prospects selected from across all six applicable Coates Talent League regions – plus Metropolitan program, Oakleigh Chargers. In anticipation of their top-age campaigns, we profile each player. >> ANNOUNCEMENT: 2024 Victorian summer training squads 2024 VIC COUNTRY SUMMER TRAINING SQUAD BREAKDOWN: AFL […]

2024 Victorian talent hubs announced

SUMMER training squads for Victoria Country and Metro have been announced, with 45 players selected between the two hubs. Respectively, they will convene in January and February, taking part in two high performance training camps as players also prepare for the Coates Talent League season. >> SCROLL to see the squads All players, born in […]

Scouting Notes: 2023 AFL Under 17 Futures

THE AFL’s annual Under 17 Futures showcase was decided by just three points on Saturday, with Team Naitanui holding on to defeat Team Selwood at the MCG. A slew of the best draft prospects for 2024 stepped out on the big stage, and made note on how every player afield fared. >> PROFILED: 2023 AFL […]

2023 Talent League Season Review: Finalists

THE 2023 Coates Talent League season has been run and won, with Sandringham Dragons taking out a second straight premiership. As we reflect on the year that was for part two of our season review, we cast an eye on the league’s finalists. Note; top-ranked Wildcard loser, Northern was covered in part one. >> 2023 […]

PROFILED | 2023 AFL Under 17 Futures squad

THE AFL last week announced the 46-player squad set to take part in this year’s Under 17 Futures showcase. We’ve profiled each prospect to help you get to know them before they take to the MCG on AFL Grand Final day. >> Details: AFL Under 17 Futures squad announced SOUTH AUSTRALIA (8): Ben Camporeale (Glenelg)Midfielder […]

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